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20 September 2014 Last updated at 10:00

Flooding traps six people in carsFlooded road in Southend

Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

The Gimp Man of Essex'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate

A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

Laughlin Whiteley in hospitalCancer blog boy suffers relapse

A seven-year-old boy, who is to be presented with an award by Prince Harry next week, is battling cancer for a third time.

Deborah McGurran Article written by Deborah McGurran Deborah McGurran Political editor, East of England

The Clacton by-election campaign gets into full swing

Now all the candidates are declared the real campaigning in the Clacton by-election gets underway, following sitting MP Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP.

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